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From Arabic to Latin

The Assimilation of Arab Knowledge

DVD - 2001
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As dissension mounted between the rival Arab dynasties in Baghdad, Cordoba, and Cairo, Christendom rallied to oppose the Muslims in Spain and Jerusalem. This program plots out the decline of the Caliphate and the acquisition of Arab knowledge by Europeans starved for Islam's intellectual riches. The rise of feudalism and papal authority, the gradual defeat of the Muslim rulers in Spain, the Seljuk usurpation of Abbisid power in the Near East, and the Crudades are explained, along with the concerted efforts of Catholic authorities to translate the vast libraries of Arab scientific and philosophical texts.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2001.
Branch Call Number: DVD 909.1 WHEN v.11 21-DAY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (26 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Assimilation of Arab knowledge

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